"I got the impression that there was some depression involved."
Yes, that's quite possible -especially if he ended up with the worst of the side-effects that can come with RP. Depression could easily be debilitating to the point of neglecting his follow-up.
You hit the nail on the head, for sure. Things could have gone much differently if emotional well-being weren't completely overlooked.
BTW thanks for the shoutouts in other threads, you, ken and Larry. I still lurk, but hesitate to get involved in discussions... because of, you know, depression.